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Yoga and the Birth of a Mama

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
This week I've been preparing my lesson plan for our upcoming weekend with our Yoga Teacher Trainees (we offer a 6-month 200-hour program annually, and this is the week we cover Prenatal Yoga.  I'm the mama of 3 and because of my practice I was able to to labor and deliver each of my big, beautiful babies completely drug-free and "naturally" through the birth canal.  While preparing I was reminded of a birthing blog I wrote while pregnant with my 3rd, and my favorite story I shared was the birth of our first child and only son.  I wrote it in 4 parts, and I'd like to share it with you.  Re-reading it has me in joyful tears tonight, and it's yet another reminder of how time flies.  Our boy will be 9 this summer!  I'll post the links to all 4 parts of my birthing story, but be forewarned:  It's a pretty realistic account and I didn't hold back on language, etc.  It might not be suitable for everyone.

Have any of you relied on your yoga practice to get you through a birth experience?  Share your stories!
Namaste,
IndigoGrrl


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